Monday, June 23, 2014

Papi Blast Saves Series; Red Sox Win In 10, 7-6

(AP Photo/George Nikitin)
It was starting to look like another inevitable 2014 loss. Leading 6-1 late in the game, Boston allowed The Amazin' A's to claw back to a 6-6 tie in the 9th—partly off Koji Uehara. Then, in the 10th, David Ortiz put on the red cape. He launched the game-winning HR to deep left-center and gave Uehara the 7-6 vulture win. Mike Napoli and David Ross also homered, while Jonny Gomes went 3-4 with two RBIs. So, the Red Sox salvaged one game in Oakland and head to Seattle—where the Mariners are actually above .500.